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    December 18, 2012
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by that. so be prepared and be careful as you head out and about. when you are on the roadways, put distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. let's talk about temperatures. what do you need? you need the big coat? not necessarily you need a coat because we do have the temperatures coming in at 49 degrees in jessup and 48 in mount airy and 49 in owings mills but the temperatures will bump up throughout the day. they are above average and maryland's most powerful radar is dry but we have a chance for more showers to work their way in. let's check abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook good morning that fog is a problem on roadways this morning. >> reporter: yes, it is. not as bad as yesterday but causing reduced visibility. so take it slow this morning and use the low beams. we have a serious crash right now in anne arundel county and it shut down the eastbound lanes of route 100 at arundel mills boulevard. you want to stick with dorsey road as an alternate and here's 95 in the area of route 100. you can see everything is
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moving along. no delays there and it's going to take you 12 minutes to travel from elk ridge to downtown baltimore. and as we check in and look at the other abc2 timesaver traffic drive times notice the jfx nice and clear heading downtown. 11 minutes to travel southbound from 695 down to fayette street. and the beltway going to be nice and clear on the west side just 8 minutes right now on the outer he loop from 795 down to 70. megan and charley over to you. it's going to be another heart breaking day in newtown connecticut as family and friends get ready to say final good-byes to two innocent children. today two 6-year-old james mattioli and jessica rekos will be laid to rest. james family says he loves baseball and basketball and swimming and wrestling. he and his big sister were the
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best of friends. and jessica rekos their parents have been talking about their angel and say it's bringing them tiny moments of comfort. they say they are going to talk to her every day and make sure that her brother knows what an amazing girl she was. jessica's parents remember their daughter as a little girl with an enormous heart. her parents say that she loved horseback riding and they were getting her cowboy boots for christmas. >> they will be the second pair of angels laid to rest. family and friends say final good-byes and did yesterday to two boys. two 6 years old jack pinto and noah pozner will laid to rest. know' mother spoke at the funeral -- noah's mother spoke at the funeral. >> reporter: the first funerals were monday for victims of friday's shooting at sandy hook. the two 6-year-old jack pento and noah pozner were laid to rest. those who attended noah's funeral say the mother's words were poignant.
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>> he was good boy and when she told him i love you it's not as much ace love you and constant answer to his mother. >> it was not a dry eye when the mother spoke. tremendous passion and tremendous feeling and i think everyone was touched. >> reporter: family and friends remembered jack pinto. a budding wrestling. many of jack's friends arrive at his funeral wearing newtown wrestling sweet sweat shirts he was a new york giant fan and in fact he was buried in a giants gursy. >> newtown -- jersey. >> newtown is forever changed and we came today as a teammate that's who we are and who newtown is we are here for the pintos. >> reporter: most will return to school this morning. students of sandy hook elementary will not. trucks filled with sandy hook materials headed to a neighboring town to open in a former middle school. >> the materials and back back.
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packs they walk into a -- backpacks they will walk into a classroom as close as possible to the classroom they left. >> reporter: no official date when sandy hook will start again. >> people all over the world are grieving this tragedy that is happening in this town in connecticut. at one post office in newtown a special p.o. box has been set up because so many cards are pouring into the community. the notes were sent out to the victims families. a christmas farm in portland oregon sent 26 wreaths to the firehouse in newtown connecticut. that was an emotional epicenter for the parents frantically look for children on friday morning, the morning of the shooting. and the manager of the a flower shop at a town says he received orders of bouquets from all over the world. >> some from germany and some from new britain and where
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else? california, florida, kansas. i mean i think almost anyplace you can think of we have gotten a call. >> this touched so many people so many ways it's profound. the world wants to show people in newtown they are not alone. when 15-year-old sarah jobes died she weighed 73 pounds the woman convicted of starving that teen is up for parole. she has been in prison for ten years serving time for teen's death. jobs was found beaten and emace aid in 2002. -- emaciated in 2002. roberts was sentenced to 0 years behind bars. her attorneys tried tie peal the sentence on grounds of mental illness. congress will break up for the holidays and still no solution before the looming fiscal cliff. >> stay with us this morning. there could be an answer in the works possibly. the president hoping his newest proposal could be a step in the right direction.
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thanks for joining us on this tuesday morning. it's 5:38. and pressure is building on gun control in the wake of the
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sandy hook shootings. >> many are calling for a change to tougher gun laws and linda so is here what's -- with what he's happening. what's going on in the nation's capitol. >> reporter: a newly formed grass roots organization called newtown united will send a delegation to dc calling for better gun control to prevent a similar tragedy from happening in another community. hundreds marched from capitol hill to the national rifeel association dc's office yesterday. -- rifeel association rifeel association's dc office -- rifle association's dc office. even some long time supporters of gun rights like joe manch n say it's time to talk about regulating guns and says he is open to -- manchin says it's time to talk about regulating guns. boughtmore county police chief -- baltimore county police chief is calling for restriction on high capacity magazines. >> we also need a limit on high
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capacity ammunition magazines. no more than 10 rounds no more than 10 rounds. >> reporter: and you can expect the gun control debate to return to annapolis when lawmaker head back to work in january for the new session. some lawmakers are calling for an all out ban on assault weapons in maryland. linda so, abc2 news. 5:40. another hot topic a dead loon approaching as -- deadline approaching as lawmakers have to come up with an eye a greement on the fiscal cliff or we go over. news appears that could be promising as both sides appear closer towards a compromise. the president has agreed to curtail future cost of living increases to people on social security and seeking a higher tax rate for those making more than 400,000 dollars. you will remember the original proposal was for those making more than a quarter million dollars. house speaker john boehner proposed tax hikes for americans earning more than a million dollars. that was turned down by the white house. 20 minutes away from 6. if
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you have not peaked outside your window aid foggy morning geep. >> you may not see -- again. >> you may not see much if you look outside. >> we have areas of dense fog this morning. not as widespread as yesterday. but it's still out there. we can see on the visibility it's reduced. we were at 10 in baltimore and have gone downhill since then and have 8 miles of reduced visibility there. 5 in frederick and 7 in win chest they are morning. so this will be the scenario as we go through the morning time. we will have the chance for showers to work their way in here as well. we had a round of them earlier this morning. but, you can see back off towards the west, pour showers will work their way -- more showers will work their way in here throughout the day. i am keeping the chance in here. let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we are dealing with fog so take it slow this morning because there's a lot of reduced visibility out there. we have an update on a serious crash in anne arundel county that cleared from the eastbound lanes of route 100 at arundel
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mills boulevard. no delays in the area and that's the good news. traveling on 95, no problems to report from elk ridge to downtown baltimore. everything up to speed right now through the tunnels and as we check in and look live at the beltway, here in parkville at puddy hill avenue no problems getting up to towson or traveling the inner loop to 95. now over to you. >> you make your list and check it twice. we know traveling for the holidays is all about preparation. >> so what can you do to make sure you and your family stay healthy while on the road. that's challenging but we havetoonie tips to keep -- tiny tips to keep in mind. >> if your travel plans include being on the road, big changes you may be seeing when you head to the pumps. prices appear to be heading south for the winter. we will explain.
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a health alert this morning. having some supplies on hand can help keep you healthy and safe on your holiday vacation. always have a small first aid kit even when you are flying. pack an extra pair of glasses orcontacts and pack extra medications just in case you get stranded somewhere because of bad weather. and maybe like dense fog. you want to make sure to eatright while on the road. foods with vitamin c will build your immune system and ward off
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illnesses. weeks after taking over the title of the world's oldest living person she passed away. her grad daughter says she died on monday she was 115. and a japanese man 15 days younger than her is believed to hold the title of the world's oldest person. five things to know on this tuesday morning. people still trying to get back on their feet after hurricane sandy hit parts of the eastern shore. they are getting help today. the department of aging is going to be passing out meals and household necessities to senior residents living in chrisfield and they will foe with us on home bound seniors. delegate dwyer will not run for the senate in 2014. he admitted to operating a boat drunk that led to an eventual crash. the investigation is not expect to be complete until next year. his aides says he will seek reelection in the house. governor o'malley will hold the year in review meeting this morning and speak about
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progress made on issues that his administration tackled this year and challenges that lie ahead in 2013. the media round table discussion is 10 chn 30 this morning. -- 10:30 this morning. a foundation will hold a toy drive at dogwood elementary school beginning at 6:306789 he is asking for a new unwrapped toy. donors will receive a presigned holiday card and a chance to win tickets to the ravens giants game coming up sunday. all the toys go to help needy families around the community. if you have free time the salvation army could use your help. they are looking for volunteers from 8:30 until 4 today up until thursday. they need help sorting out all the toys and gifts. more than 6,000 baltimore area families will benefit from the toys that are donated. during the holiday season it's customary to give people who help out year-round a little extra show of appreciation. >> but figuring out how much to give can be confusing. so here are a few guidelines to consider. for example, tip your
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hairstylist and barber the cost of one visit. that's the holiday tip. for a cleaning person who visits weekly, tip them the cost of one service. dog walker can receive up to one week's pay if they walk your dog five days a week. but a a void giving the mail carrier extra cash because they are not allowed to accept cash gifts. >> all right. good to know. and people certainly have different feelings about this about how much we should be tipping over the holidays we want to know what you think. head to the facebook fan page and let us know hoch you think people should be tipping during the holidays. parents make sure you don't have the toy under your tree for the coming holidays a toy called water ball which is being recalled. it absorbs water and expands 400 times the original size. that means big trouble if a child happens to swallow one of these toys. the volunteer recall comes after a baby needed surgery to have the toy removed after that is exactly what happened. other varieties of water balls include including growing skulls hto
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orbs and fabulous flower. now let's check the weather with lynette charles. >> once again we have fog this morning. and it's dense in a lot of spots this morning. but not widespread like yesterday. but this will affect a lot of people so take it easy on the roadways this morning. behind me i know you are staring at the green. we had our round of green our round of rain. but we will get another one as we go more to the morning and afternoon hours and behind that, we will get clearing across the area. mainly sunny skies will move in here going into tomorrow. but we will start that clearing out trend by later this afternoon and evening. now temperatures this morning coming in well above average once again. 49 degrees in baltimore. we should be in the upper 20s now for this time of the year for our low temperatures. and you can see that we are about 20 degrees above that. kent island at 50 degrees andthis trend will continue as we go throughout the day. now the afternoon forecast temperature wise a little on the tricky side because right
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now, we are in that warm sector. we are in between the cold front and warm front. so that's why we are hilled this morning. detend -- mild this morning. depending when the cold front moves through, we will see if we get to the upper 50s as we go there -- through time today. high pressure will build in for tomorrow. as we work into time, we will have another front that is going to come in and it's going to drop the temperatures as we go towards the weekend. but for today, 58 degrees if we get more sunshine. timing in with that cold front, we will see how that works out. but for tonight, 34 and colder. 53 by tomorrow with the cold front coming in. temperatures won't be as warm. look at the 40s that we are seeing heading into weekend. game time it's going to feel like a good game out there against the giants. let's check the traffic with lauren cook. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. you will want to use the low beams this morning because as lynette mentioned, we are dealing with dense fog across the region. but everything nice and clear here on 97 at benfield
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boulevard. no problems down to route 50 or heading up to 695. and if you are using 95, here's a look in howard county north of 195. it's going to take you 12 minutes to travel from elk ridge to downtown baltimore. and as we check in and look at other abc2 timesaver traffic drive times, notice the jfx is nice and clear. using that to get downtown it's going to take you 11 minutes from the beltway to fayette street. and 695 going to be in great shape all the way around. right now on the west side it's going to take you 8 minutes to travel the outer loop from 795 down to 70. megan and charley over to you. 9 minutes away from 6. a holiday gift for your wallet. gas prices seem to be sliding to the lowest levels of the year. national average right now is just 3.25 a gallon according to aaa. price has fallen every day this month. last time we saw price this is low was in early december of last year. several states are seeing numbers drop below 3 dollars a
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gallon. drivers in missouri and north dakota are paying around $2.99 and here in maryland our average is $3.26 a gallon. santa is making christmas better for families. >> we will introduce you to the unnamed holiday hero doing his part to make the season is a bit brighter for those in need.
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thanks for joining us on this tuesday morning. a secret santa is helping out a lot of people right now. he is putting toys under the treat for -- tree for families in need. >> he went to a wal-mart and paid off a number of lay away accounts that had toys. sandra garza owed nearly 300 dollars and was shocked when wal-mart called and said the account was paid off. >> really it's like he is giving it to them. it's like they are not from me they are from a stranger that came and just i guess wanted to let all the kid have good christmas i guess because all the lay away he paid off were toys. >> garza says she is thankful and plans to give back to someone else because of what this person did. you can get a little extra money in the new year. >> coming up at 6, we will tell you why a hand full of credit card companies are refundingmillions to customers.
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>> and kids wake up christmas morning expecting to find candy canes and chocolate in the stockings. but this year, some parents may decide to use unconventional treats for stocking stuffers. we will explain. >> and the wind are on the light side this morning. about 3 to 5 miles an hour but it will get gusty. i will tell you when coming up. >> reporter: traffic is moving along here on 695 at dulaney valley road. we are dealing with fog across the region. how that is affecting your commute coming up on good morning maryland. a can of del monte green beans?
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are's watching the station that works for you. -- you're watching the station that work for. you now good morning maryland. -- now, good morning maryland. good tuesday morning thanks for joining us i am megan pringle. >> i am charlee crowson. it's foggy and let's head over to lynette charles. >> all right. yes it's foggy out there. that's what we will be dealing with through this morning. but things will start to clear out as we go throughout the day. but before that, we are looking at maryland's most powerful radar where we are starting to dry things out this morning. that's some good news. but, we do see back off towards the west more showers that are going to be work its way in here as we go through time. then we talk about temperatures this morning because we are looking at the big picture here and we see the colder air behind this cold front that's going to work et cetera way in here going throughout the day. so we are talking about freezing in chicago right now. and as we hone in on our temperatures this morning, well, we are not that cold yet because that cold fron